ייִד

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German jude, from Old High German judo, a borrowing from Latin Iūdaeus, from Ancient Greek Ἰουδαῖος (Ioudaîos), from Hebrew יהודי(yehudí).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jɪd/ (Standard Yiddish)
  • IPA(key): /jiːt/ (American Hassidic Yiddish, Southeastern Yiddish)

Noun[edit]

ייִד (yidm, plural ייִדן(yidn), diminutive ייִדל(yidl) or ייִדעלע(yidele)

  1. a Jew

Usage notes[edit]

This is one of the few nouns in Yiddish to inflect for case, becoming ייִדן(yidn) in the accusative/dative and taking the possessive form ייִדנס(yidns).

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